Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1670 Words Dec 14th, 2014 7 Pages
The infamous old court house still stands, and the locals of Monroeville can still remember the eerie house that once resembled the chilling tale of the Radley house in Harper Lee 's prize winning work To Kill A Mockingbird (Wilson, Mike 2010). Author Harper Lee allows her readers to not only encounter a perspective of living in the imaginary town of Maycomb, but also gives the readers a view of her own childhood back in the 1930s. She uses her experiences and connects them through the main characters, Scout Finch, Atticus Finch, and Tom Robinson. Her life impacts the novel’s setting of Monroeville County that was during The Great Depression, and the themes presented of social prejudice, racial injustice, and the loss of innocence as children learn and progress to maturity. Nelle Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 28, 1926. She is presently eighty-eight years old, and has remained living in Monroeville. Her father was Amasa Coleman Lee, an inspiration for the father Atticus Finch, and he was a respected attorney and state legislator. He died in April 1962. Her mother, Frances Finch Lee, was often ill, and died in 1951. She was the youngest of four children, three girls and one boy. She grew up next-door to playmate and famous author, Truman Capote. He later became her co-worker, and helped each other write novels, such as Capote 's work In Cold Blood, his account of a family 's murder in Kansas. When her novel had become increasingly more…

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